Clinko de Mayo 2010

 

Love margaritas and tequila but seeking something different this Cinco de Mayo? Then try these five Miami.com approved drinks.

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By Aurora Rodriguez

Love margaritas and tequila but seeking something different this Cinco de Mayo? Then head on over to Talavera for a sip of their Talavera Hibiscus Margarita-Maria Felix, a fresh concoction featuring aloe vera juice and hibiscus tea, created by Talavera mixologist Damian St. Larence.

Seeking something that’s lit up with unique flavors? Mercadito Midtown offers their Big Nose cocktail, a fiery concoction sure to keep you energized for the evening.

Having an at home event? Have a try at mixing any of these other Miami.com approved cocktails at home. Match them with your favorite Mexican dish and it’s a full-fledged fiesta!

 

Talavera Hibiscus Margarita – Maria Felix

Prepare a cocktail shaker filled with ice

Add 2 ounces of Tequila 100 percent Agave Azul Tequilana Weber

Add ½ an ounce of fresh lime juice

Add ½ an ounce of aloe vera juice

Add ½ an ounce of sugar water

Add 1 ounce of hibiscus tea

Shake

Serve on a cold martini glass (Salt-rim optional)

Garnish with a lime wedge

The Talavera Hibiscus Margarita – Maria Felix is around $14 at Talavera, 2299 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, 305-444-2955.

 

Big Nose

Prepare a cocktail shaker filled with ice

Add 1 ounce of Orgeat

Add 1 ounce of lime juice

Add 1 ounce of guava puree

Add ½ an ounce of dark rum

Add 1 ounce of blanco tequila

Add 1 ounce of reposado tequila

Shake

Serve into a chilled and short cocktail glass

Garnish with hibiscus salt and a pressed lime

Top off with high proof rum

The Big Nose is around $12 at Mercadito Midtown, 3252 Ne 1st Avenue, Miami, 786-369-0430.

 

CORZO Evolutionary Margarita

Prepare a cocktail shaker filled with ice

Muddle 6-8 small chunks of your choice of pepper (yellow, red or orange)

Add 2 parts Corzo Reposado Tequila

Add ½ a part Grand Marnier

Add ½ parts of agave nectar

Add 3/4 parts fresh lime juice

Shake well

Strain over ice in a rocks glass

Garnish with a pepper “flag” and lime “bow tie” and optional salt rim

 

Maracas Margarita

Prepare a cocktail shaker filled with ice

Add 1 ounce of 1800 Select Silver Tequila

Add .25 ounces of pear puree

Add .25 ounces of fresh lime juice

Add .25 ounces of agave nectar

Add a splash of Chambord

Shake well

Serve into a chilled cocktail glass

Squeeze in two limes

 

1800 Frío Limonada

Prepare a cocktail shaker

Muddle six medium-sized mint leaves into the bottom the shaker

Add 1.5 ounces of 1800 Silver Tequila

Add 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice

Add 1 ounce of simple syrup

Add 1 ounce of club soda

Add ice

Shake well

Strain over fresh ice in a tall cocktail glass

Garnish with lemon wheels

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